*URGENT* "CD drive not ready" messege appears when trying to access CD

By rjsmith
Mar 20, 2005
  1. Hi, I am trying to fix this computer for my uncle. Every time I try to access the CD rom drive an error messege comes up. I do not know what the problem is. If anyone else has found this problem and fixed, or knows how please let me know.

    Error messege: CD rom drive not ready

    Sys specs

    Win 98

    Toshiba CD-Rom Drive model no. xm-6202b, if that helps anything.

    I need to fix this problem before the first of April. :hotbounce
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    If the computer correctly detects the CD-ROM drive when booting, its probably not that there is a loose cable connection, but check that anyway.

    You probably have a dead CD-ROM drive. They are INCREDIBLY cheap now. Buy another one and replace it.
  3. rjsmith

    rjsmith TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well I have got two of the same type of CD rom drive. One out of my uncles old computer, it worked before I stripped his, the other was the one in the computer that I am going to fix up for him.

    Neither worked. I thought there may be a problem with a driver or something.
    In the Device manager, when I click on the CDROM properties there is not much information, just CD rom drive, and the driver used for it is a generic one used in the win98 os.

    I don't know what the problem is. That is why I am here asking questions.

    :wave: Nice discussion about different kinds of bytes and such phantasm66 (gummibyte and such, hehehe). I was reading it last night.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Have you tried a new cable in the machine? The IDE cable might be faulty.
  5. rjsmith

    rjsmith TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No I have not, and it gets annoying. I have to unplug this computer and hook up the other one. Egad! :rolleyes: I will try it though. I just want to get this fixed. :)
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